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More Looking Backward
« on: November 16, 2020, 10:38:05 am »

I've been asked by my family to post some of my historical stuff from Asia, etc. on Facebook. I might as well post those pics on here too.

This is probably the first picture I shot with my brand new Ikoflex in 1953.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 12:01:47 pm »

That's definitely a keeper.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 12:44:24 pm »

Russ, I've seen this image before and I'm delighted to see it once more. It is memorable and undoubtedly my favourite.

Thank you for reposting.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 02:28:22 pm »

Thank you, Keith. I'm flattered by that, coming from someone who does the kind of excellent work you do. There probably will be some others you've seen before because at this point I've lost track of what I've posted in the past. In any case, what I post will come from Korea in 1953-54 and Thailand or Vietnam in 1964-65.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 11:44:16 am »

Outstanding. Your work from that era is top notch.

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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 02:47:26 am »

Love that Russ.

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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 09:22:02 am »

Slightly out of focus. I was in the back of a 6 x 6 truck.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2020, 11:46:00 am »

Another fine shot.
Clearly the stick isn't needed for support, probably for defense if anyone tries to take his straw.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 08:37:58 am »

Another from 1964. Downtown Taegu, Korea. I can visualize these two ladies 66 years later, getting together, maybe in the public bath, and gossiping.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 12:33:41 pm »

Good seeing, even back then.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2020, 04:06:53 pm »

Good seeing, even back then.

Especially back then  :)

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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 12:01:30 pm »

The war is over. Time to thresh. Korea 1954
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 03:26:23 pm »

Keep 'em coming, Russ.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2020, 12:44:51 pm »

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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2020, 03:44:37 pm »

Taegu Market, 1953
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2020, 07:48:00 pm »

+1.    ;)
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2020, 03:03:52 pm »

Neutral Nations Inspection Team, 1954. One member is missing from this picture. As an additional duty I was assigned to herd these guys around. There were two from Communist countries and two from free countries. mostly Switzerland and Sweden. Every time a cargo or passenger airplane landed at K2 the NNIT was authorized to go through it and look for items prohibited by the truce agreement. I had to make sure they didn't poke into stuff they weren't entitled to poke into. This, by the way, is not street, but I thought it might be interesting in the Korea context.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2020, 09:07:59 pm »

Oh what fun. I used to herd OSHA inspectors through some of our chemical plants from time to time as part of an voluntary program with them. And it was the same thing.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2020, 10:33:19 am »


Well done Russ!!!

Happy Thanks giving to all American friends.
Stay well. Stay safe.
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Re: More Looking Backward
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2020, 10:54:51 am »

Thanks, Rayyan. Here are a couple kids cleaning up in a field, next to their watering hole. 1953 or 54
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